World Peace had arguably his best game of the season as he scored 17 points, on 60% shooting. He also grabbed 7 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists.
Although he filled up the stat sheet, he also did a great job defensively on LeBron James. He was asked after the game how he was able to contain LeBron James when no other player this season has been able to:
“I’m going to answer this as honest as I can, I’m one of the best defensive players ever. I’m one of the best defensive players to ever play on the wing.” Artest said. “I think that’s the answer. Sometimes media hides away from that fact. [I’m one of the best] especially in the last decade.”
World Peace also talked about his offense:
“I was shooting nine percent from the three [point line] earlier [this season]. I could of easily gave up on myself and deferred, but that’s not my character. I gotta keep on goin.”
In the last two games, World Peace is averaging 16 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game. He is also shooting 52% from the field, and 40% from beyond the arc.